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China's Biggest Seaports

Posted on November 09, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

China is home to 8 of the busiest ports in the world and if you include Hong Kong and Taiwan, that number rises to 10. Below are the busiest seaports in China’s east coast from Shenzhen in the south and Dailan in the north.Port of Shanghai. Includes: Yangshan Deep Water Port & Waigaoqiao Shipping Terminals. In 2010, Port of Shanghai overtook Port of Singapore to become the world's busiest container port, with a new world record of 40 million TEU’s (twenty-foot equivalent) handled in 2017. It is located close to many factories from neighboring provinces Zhejiang... Read More

UPS Freight Suspending LTL Operations

Posted on November 05, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

UPS Freight will suspend all LTL services beginning November 7, 2018.  A November 9 vote, by the Teamsters union will determine whether or not UPS Freight goes on strike.A rejection of the latest reiteration of the collective bargaining agreement would lead to a strike starting on November 12th.  Approval of the agreement would lead to an immediate return to normal operations.By suspending pickups, UPS will ensure that if there is a strike, there is no freight left in the pipeline.If you have any questions about this situation, or if you would like any additional info on please call... Read More

Allyn Asia Engages in Team-Building Outside of the Office

Posted on October 15, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

         The Allyn Asia on-site team went to an exhibition for team building in August. The exhibition “World of Ghibli in China” is held at the Shanghai World Financial Center and was the first themed exhibition authorized by Japan’s studio Ghibli. The Ghibli is a film animation studio which is best known for its animated films such as “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” and “Castle in the Sky”.        The exhibition was comprised two parts: “The... Read More

Real-Time Tracking and It's Benefit to Your Supply Chain

Posted on September 14, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

With more shipping and delivery options available worldwide, the need to ensure customer satisfaction is utterly priceless (Mittal, 2016).  It is important to realize this as fact as opposed to conjecture; modern research shows that as time goes on, every consumer and business entity expects more out of a delivery service (Leetaru, 2017; Wheatley, 2018).Bearing this in mind, the question becomes how to offer value-added services to customers that present with some sort of measurable return, or at the least prevent some level of measurable loss due to unhappy customers. While there are a number of ways to do this,... Read More

Allyn's India Office

Posted on September 05, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

Allyn International Services India Private Limited has set it’s first footprint in Bangalore, India in November 2016. Bangalore is located in Southern part of India, also known as the IT Hub of India where most of the big multinational companies are located. To name a few, there’s HP, IBM, Wipro, HCL, Infosys. Individuals from across the country come to work in Bangalore due to the abundant job opportunities.We started with just one person supporting Logistics for one of our power generation clients. Growth began with supporting additional segments of the industry from January 2018 onwards. Not only... Read More

Are You A Shipper of Choice?

Posted on August 31, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

If you want to be the shipper of choice, here are a few questions and suggestions that you should be considering:How is your Facility? Are drivers eager to come to your facility? As truck capacity continues to tighten and driver shortages continue to grow, shippers must work harder to entice the drivers to their facility.Facility details to ask yourself:If the driver is out of hours, do you have a place they can park? Is your facility equipped with a scale? Do you have enough loading equipment and bays to accommodate the amount of freight that you are... Read More

Australia Takes Measures to Stop Stink Bugs

Posted on August 28, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

Due to several detections within the last year, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has introduced import measures to manage the risk of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB).  These measures are seasonal and will cover ocean imports during the period that is deemed the high-risk season (Sept 1, 2018 until April 30, 2019). The type of goods and the country the shipment originates in are the determining factors in whether treatment of goods is needed.High Risk Goods:  Goods listed below require mandatory treatment. 36 Explosives 74 Copper 84 Machinery 44 Wood 75 Nickel 85 Electrical Machinery 45 Cork 76 Aluminum 86 Rainway Locos 57 Carpets 78 Lead 87 Vehicles 68 Stone,... Read More

Alberta gas prices to reach 4 year high in 2018 due to increase in carbon tax

Posted on August 27, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

            The carbon tax levy in Canada began in March 2007, when Alberta became North America’s first jurisdiction to legislate greenhouse gas reductions reports the Alberta Oil Magazine. The purpose of the putting a tax on carbon was to incentivize families and companies to lower their emissions to save costs (T8N Magazine-2017). However, since the introduction of the carbon tax, gas prices in Alberta Canada are reaching a 4 year high due to another increase.            As of January 1, 2018 Global News reports the... Read More

Bottom Line Costs with Shipping to and from China

Posted on August 20, 2018. Category: Logistics PublicationsTrade Publications

“Made in China,” seeing this printed on a variety of goods brings up a variety of thoughts from about moving USA products overseas, varying quality of goods, reduced costs on electronics and clothing, etc.For decades, the USA has been intricately intertwined with the mega trading partner that is the People’s Republic of China.  Recent administration initiatives, along with lower shipping container demands, have brought lower costs and smaller profit margins.  Data gathered from a Freightos report shows that the China-U.S. ocean rates have been hitting noticeable lows from the start... Read More

Revamp of FMCSA Regulations

Posted on August 15, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), have announced a small-scale test to acquire data to identify high risk carriers within the Department of Transportation. This data will contribute better information for their Safety Management System (SMS).The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) have structured a committee to analyze the current safety information contained on this SMS. They have come out with a list of "enhancements" that were overturned by the agency. Some of these enhancements include: Raising the maximum miles traveled for trucks to accurately track high use carriers. Out of service violations would be classified as an &ldquo... Read More

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